Community Group Questions 06.26.22
Sermon // “The Souls of the Dead”
- What is the groups understanding of the meaning of purgatory? Have any in the group had experience with rosaries and teaching about purgatory that can be shared?
- If the soul in purgatory is being readied for heaven through punishment, the how does this conflict with the following teachings in scripture:
a. Hebrews 10:10-14
b. Hebrews 10:17-18
c. 2 Corinthians 5:21
d. Hebrews 7:23-25
e. 1 Timothy 2:5
f. Ephesians 2:8-9
- Purgatory shapes the focus of the living on helping the dead. In what ways do you think Luke 16:19-31 contrasts that purgatory focus?
- In what ways does the response of King David in 2 Samuel 12:16-23 did David seek God for the help of the baby’s life before it died?
a. How many actions did he partake in after it died?
b. How does his response in vs. 23 instruct us about the dead?
- How can we better shape the truth around purgatory and salvation in Guam life but still respect culture?